Courtship & Curses

Courtship & Curses

Book - 2012
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In 1815, Lady Sophie Rosier's first London season is marred not only by her physical and emotional scars, but also by magical attacks on her father and other members of the British War Cabinet, and while Sophie's magical powers are unreliable, she and her new best friend Parthenope decide to investigate -- despite the distraction of Parthenope's handsome cousin.
Publisher: New York :, Henry Holt,, 2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250027443
Branch Call Number: YA DOY
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Courtship and curses

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Barbara5060 Apr 07, 2014

This started slowly but was enjoyable. The addition of magical consequences was a fun twist to the "Season" in London. The main character's handicap also added a minor conflict (low self esteem), but having a handsome man interested in her almost immediately seemed too good to be true. Oh, that's right, she's strikingly beautiful.....fairly predictable.

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julia_sedai
Mar 23, 2014

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the Regency era. Add a little bit of magic and it's fantastic. It's easy to see that the author did a lot of research and is really knowledgeable about the time period. It's also really interesting that the main character had polio, and walks with a limp, and Doyle does a good job of portraying how society viewed people like her. I read her other books (Bewitching Season, Betraying Season) a long time ago so I couldn't tell if this one is related to those, but it's the same sort of idea. Also, this book includes the dashing Duke of Wellington and has some historical facts (and not-so historical ones like the magic parts) about the Napoleonic Wars.

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LT
Sep 11, 2013

Lightweight, amusing.

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